Project Update: Research, Research, Research
Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 10:54PM
Ryan Ritchey

I want this blog to be your way of seeing the process of putting the movie together, as well as our ups and downs of working on the project. So I guess the best thing to do is bring you up to date on where we are right now in the process.

I have contacted all of the companies that exhibited at the fair, looking for any archival materials they may have, along with leads on great interview candidates. I suppose it should be obvious, but one of the toughest parts of finding this stuff is several of the companies have changed hands many times, or have gone out of business in the 45+ years since the fair ended. I have to say though, for the most part, the archivists I've talked to have been very helpful and open with what's available in their archives. It's unfortunate to chat with archivists who are themselves disappointed that their company didn't keep more things from the fair.

Over the next few weeks we'll be focusing on visiting some of the museums with materials from the fair, and we've got our first big interview shoot in early June. More on that later... 

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